The Art of Moviemaking 1
Tutor: Katie Plaisted
Length: Fall Semester Class Period: Thursday, Period 3

Description: In this class we will be diving into one of the most influential mediums of this generation - motion pictures; and breaking down what makes storytelling, images, sound, and juxtaposition all together so powerful. Students will be guided through writing, planning, filming, and editing their own individual movie projects, as well as learn team work as a cast and crew by filming a group scene for our own on-set experience. Through explanation, demonstration, implementation, and guidance this class will help prepare your student to responsibly use this unique tool of visual storytelling to shine for Christ in our dark world.

Note: This is a revised version of "The Art of Filmmaking" class.

Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held. 

Tutor: Katie Travis-Plaisted is an independent filmmaker in the Twin Cities with a Cinema Production Certificate as well as an Associates Degree in Cinema: Directing and Producing from the Minneapolis Community and Technical College - where her thesis film project won in the 2012 Cinema Excellence Awards. She is the director and producer of several narrative short films, two of which have also gone on as Official Selections in film festivals across the country; and has been the Media Director at Reign Dance Theater and the lead acting coach for over five years. She grew up in the performing arts and was herself homeschooled from K-12, graduating from Christian Liberty Academy. Her passion is to pass on the skills she has learned to the next generation of blossoming artists and inspire them to use their gifts to praise our Lord Jesus Christ with excellence and professionalism, and touch those in the film industry with the truth and love of Christ. Katie and her husband are members of Church on the Hill in Chaska, MN, where they are currently leading their youth group (7th - 12th). She is also one of the worship leaders at their church. Free time for her includes longbow archery and writing one of her screenplays or novels.

Cost:  $195
rades 7-12
Prerequisite: None
Homework: Worksheets, filming/editing assignments, and quarterly quizzes
Textbook:  none

Supplies:  Camera/phone with manual settings that can capture video. Computer/phone/tablet capable of running free video editing software (such as, iMovie, OpenShot, or DaVinci Resolve).